Honda has delivered an FCX fuel cell vehicle to Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. in a delivery ceremony held at Tokyo International Forum, in Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo.

Honda says that the delivery of the FCX to Idemitsu Kosan, a Japanese energy company mainly involved in the petroleum business, is expected to expedite the data collection and technical development of both the vehicle and the hydrogen supply infrastructures that are essential for the diffusion of fuel cell vehicles.

The Honda FCX to Idemitsu is the 10th vehicle that Honda has supplied since December 2002 when Honda delivered FCX vehicles both in US and Japan on a same day. The other nine FCX vehicles comprises four units in Japan; one to the Japanese Cabinet Office, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Iwatani International Corporation, respectively, and five units to the city of Los Angeles in the U.S. Idemitsu Kosan is the second private company to which Honda has delivered one of its FCX vehicles.